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Is a /boot partition necessary anymore?

I was told to start partitioning during a Linux install with creating a 300 MB sized /boot partition. Does a separate /boot partition provide any advantages for the average user?

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marked as duplicate by James Mar 13 '12 at 13:59

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First, 300 Mb is almost certainly going to be too small in the long run.

To answer the question, no the "average" user does not need a separate /boot partition. It is, however, required for certain installations, most common user cases are LVM, Encryption (LUKS) and RAID.

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